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In Place of Strife

The Mediation Chambers

Property, Land and Real Estate

It’s not hard to see why Real Estate should so frequently give rise to disputes. Landlords and tenants, neighbours, mortgagors and mortgagees, owners and insurers or owners and public or statutory bodies – they’re all naturally inclined to different points of view. The fact that it’s often a person’s home in question also means that there’s an emotional aspect to such cases, which is why mediation is particularly well suited to resolving such disputes early and effectively.

Areas which are regularly resolved by our mediators include:

Landlord and tenant:

  • rent reviews
  • dilapidation claims
  • property management, including service charges
  • leasehold enfranchisement [1] 

Neighbour disputes:

  • boundary problems
  • party wall disputes
  • rights of way
  • adverse possession
  • restrictive covenants

Public realm:

  • town planning
  • compulsory purchase and compensation
  • environmental, pollution and contamination

Professional negligence:

  • claims against solicitors, surveyors, valuers and architects


  • disputes between borrowers and lenders


  • coverage disputes
  • subrogated recoveries of property liability claims

Agriculture, farming:

  • partnerships
  • crop and stock damage
  • agricultural contracting

Click here to find our mediators who specialise in such disputes, and contact our Practice Manager, Joanne Claypole should you wish to get in touch with one or more of them.

[1] Including under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 and Commonhold and Leasehold ReformAct 2002